The Film noir is a classical movie genre, that often describes crime dramas. The world in those stories are dark, the heroes broken and hopeless and everything seems to fall apart.
In this workshop we work on the classical elements and rules of this particular movie genre and see how we can use those for a film noir-based style in an improv show. We learn different techniques for transitions, voice-over narratives, scene painting, the typical archetypes and story plotlines.
The workshop will end on a showcase at NDSM Theater, organised by Flock Theatre, performed by the workshop participants.
Friday October 14 — 18:30 to 22:30
Saturday October 15 — 10:00 to 17:00 (1h lunch break)
€230 for the two-day workshop
All our classes are accessible.
Location: Sportzaal – Huis van de Wijk de Meeuw (Motorwal 300, Amsterdam)
Showcase: Saturday Oct 15 at 19:30, at NDSM Theater.
You will also have a free ticket to the professional show 7 Deadly Sins, performed by Manuel, as well as Billy Kissa (Greece), Gael Doorneweerd-Perry and a secret guest.
“Try to surprise yourself and trust your partners”
Those are the maxims Manuel Speck follows while playing improv.
His impro-roots are based in Mainz, Germany where he was 2010 one of the founding members of the group “Die Affirmative”. In 2015 he founded the group “FEM Fatale” in Karlsruhe and is now artistic director of “Improtheater Karlsruhe”.
He is also a founding member of the European Impro-initiative The SIN and performs worldwide with known players like Gael Doorneweerd-Perry (France), Billy Kissa (Greece) and Beata Rózalska (Poland).
He loves do explore the range impro has to offer from silly, comedic shows to surreal and controversial longform-formats. To discover the stories onstage and to connect with improvisers offstage around the world are the things that keep him going. Due to his background in film he is always eager to bring Movie- and TV- Genres and -styles to the stage.